Oliver Stone's JFK made me a creepy kid, and now a disappointed adult

Thursday night saw the release of the nigh-mythical JFK Assassination Records, a collection of nearly 3,000 documents related to the president’s 1963 murder that Donald Trump—once more taking credit for something that already existed—ordered released, fulfilling a Congressional mandate made way back in 1992. That…

Take a look at Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut in the Molly’s Game trailer

Much of the visual style of the upcoming thriller Molly’s Game goes by in a whirl in the initial trailer. The camera seems to be in near-constant movement as it tracks illicit poker games, courtroom dramatics, and behind-closed-doors intrigue involving the Russian mob, movie stars, and people with both a lot of money…

Good performances can’t blast Hidden Figures out of prestige convention

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Though it’s set in the early ’60s, Hidden Figures swiftly racks up plot points and details that seem torn from 2016 headlines. Broadly, it’s about institutional racism and sexism in a divided country; more specifically, Russia provides the unseen bad guys; it features two cast members from the celebrated 2016 release …

Kevin Costner joins Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer for NASA drama Hidden Figures

According to Variety, Kevin Costner has joined the cast of Hidden Figures, St. Vincent director Ted Melfi’s movie about the three female mathematicians responsible for launching astronaut John Glenn safely into orbit . Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer will play two of the mathematicians; Henson will be Katherine…

Rickman rescues: 9 movies the actor elevated just by showing up

Like everyone else in the world, The A.V. Club was devastated to learn of the recent death of English stage and screen star Alan Rickman. While he is getting many (deserved) memorial tributes for his iconic turns as Harry Potter’s conflicted Severus Snape, Galaxy Quest’s magnificent Alexander Dane, and even Sense And…

Kevin Costner’s not sure you know how much the world loves Waterworld

Waterworld, a film synonymous with giant Hollywood flops (regardless of the eventual profitability of the film), has left a bad—one might even say fishy—taste in the mouths of audience members the world over. But there’s an interesting fact about things that taste fishy: Some people actually enjoy that flavor. In…

Kevin Costner might star as a lawyer in David E. Kelley’s Amazon series

In the sort of casting decision that might cause words like “spooky” or “kismet” to sneak unbidden into the wording of a Newswire article, Kevin Costner is apparently in talks with David E. Kelley to play a once-powerful and influential man, whose existence as a shell of his former self is occasionally lightened by…

Disney’s McFarland, USA is an inspirational sports movie that rarely inspires

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McFarland, USA opens with something rarely seen in non-spoof sports movies: an inspirational halftime speech gone wrong—so wrong, in fact, that Jim White (Kevin Costner) loses his job. As he adjusts to relocation in the small and mostly Latino town of McFarland, California, where he’s procured a last-chance job as a…

23 years after its release, Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves is barely watchable

The Internet is choked with nostalgia for the youth-oriented entertainments of the not-too-distant past: Tumblr blogs regurgitating images of half-forgotten toys; YouTube compilations of long-lost TV-show intros; countless blogs playing “Remember when?” with movies and video games whose rose-colored recollections…